2022 Yamaha XSR900 Review

Custom cafe racers were all the rage when the Yamaha XSR900 debuted for 2015. If that wasn’t evident in the XSR’s classically shaped tank, round headlight, and optional seat cowl, then the ’70s-esque paint schemes certainly drove the point home. Try as it might, however, the XSR900’s cafe racer aspirations never quite gelled with the sloping lines of its twin-spar aluminum frame and stressed-member inline-Triple.

Trends evolve over time, and so has the XSR900. Updated for 2022, the latest XSR has a newly sculpted fuel tank, race-style side panels, a squared-off passenger seat, and Grand Prix livery inspired by the 1980s Sonauto Yamaha team.

Yamaha matches that beauty with brawn and brains, giving the XSR the revised CP3 (Crossplane 3-cylinder) engine and 6-axis IMU also found on the MT-09 and Tracer 9 GT. The retro roadster courts the cultured crowd with throwback threads, a tubular-steel subframe, a longer swingarm, and a Brembo radial front master cylinder.

Here’s what we learned after bending the new XSR900 through California’s curve-happy State Route 33 and beyond for nearly 200 miles of unfettered fun.

Read our full review at https://ridermagazine.com/2022/05/25/2022-yamaha-xsr900-first-ride-review/

2022 Yamaha XSR900 Specs
Base Price: $9,999
Website: yamahamotorsports.com
Engine Type: Liquid-cooled, transverse inline-Triple w/ DOHC & 4 valves per cyl.
Displacement: 890cc
Bore x Stroke: 78.0 x 62.1mm
Horsepower: 108 @ 10,000 rpm (rear-wheel dyno)
Torque: 63 lb-ft at 7,200 rpm (rear-wheel dyno)
Transmission: 6-speed, cable-actuated slip/assist clutch
Final Drive: Chain
Wheelbase: 58.9 in.
Rake/Trail: 25.0 degrees/4.3 in.
Seat Height: 31.9 in.
Wet Weight: 425 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 3.7 gals.
Fuel Consumption: 49 mpg (claimed)

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